Suspects Arrested In Theft from Israel’s Emergency Sugar Storage Facilities

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The Israeli police opened an investigation on suspicion of stealing tons of sugar from the country’s emergency warehouses. Following an intelligence operation, an open investigation was opened, during which five suspects who were brought to Lahav 433 Israel Police Major Crimes Unit offices in Lod were detained for interrogation, where they are being investigated by the department’s Unit for Combating Economic Crime.

The five suspects were allegedly involved in the theft of tons of sugar from the country’s emergency warehouses, and the connection of each of the suspects to the affair is being probed.

The emergency warehouses of the country, including the storage of sugar, are under the responsibility of the Emergency Services Administration (IMA), with a volume of about 20 tons of white sugar, which is in government stock, and packed in one-ton bags, alongside bags weighing 50 kilograms.

The warehouses are located in the center of the country, on a tender held by the Tenders Committee. According to the tender that was issued in the past, the sugar found in the state warehouses must be renewed once a year, in order to maintain its proper quality during the storage period.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)